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byte_fx
02-15-2010, 02:15 PM
Last I heard Boot Camp doesn't support Windows 7 on early Mac Pros.

Also there seems to be some question as to whether or not Boot Camp supports 64 bit Windows 7.

Any know if 64 bit Windows can be insatalled on an early Mac Pro?

What about 64 bit drivers for Windows 7 on an early Mac Pro?

Thanks

Skonk
02-15-2010, 03:06 PM
Bootcamp its self supports 64bit windows 7.

How that applies to an early mac pro I have no idea but im pretty sure providing its an intel mac it should work fine.

rsfd
02-15-2010, 04:04 PM
according to Apple (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3986) all MacPro since early 2008 support Win7 via Boot Camp.
For any Win7 64x install SnowLeopard with Boot Camp Upd. 3.1 is required.

other related readings:
Boot Camp Help index (http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=search&src=support_site.home&locale=en_US&q=boot%20camp%20%2B%20windows%207)
Boot Camp Install Guide PDF-File (http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Boot_Camp_Install-Setup_10.6.pdf)

byte_fx
02-15-2010, 04:27 PM
problem is one of mac pros is from the 2007 production run.

guess i'll have to just leave it as a 32 bit XP box.

jwiede
02-15-2010, 06:12 PM
I've got Win7 x64 running fine on a late 2006 MacPro (1,1) via BootCamp. Just because Apple doesn't explicitly state it's supported doesn't mean it doesn't work, it just means it isn't a supported configuration by Apple.

byte_fx
02-16-2010, 09:08 AM
thank you!

greg.reyna
01-13-2012, 02:25 PM
I've got Win7 x64 running fine on a late 2006 MacPro (1,1) via BootCamp. Just because Apple doesn't explicitly state it's supported doesn't mean it doesn't work, it just means it isn't a supported configuration by Apple.

So BootCamp is the best bet for LW on a Mac? I'm wondering if there's a big difference in LW performance when rebooting to run Windows (BootCamp), vs a 'virtual' Windows setup that runs at the same time as OSX.

Greg
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8-core MacPro 2010; OS 10.6.8; LW 11 64-bit